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Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 February 1990 (USA)
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »

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A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. Written by MasoK <grok@tri-lakes.net>

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

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A nő nem felejt  »

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$6,070,725 (USA)
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Chris O'Donnell, Kathy Bates, producer Jon Avnet and composer Thomas Newman re-teamed in the following year this film was made to join forces in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). See more »

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Jody: Would you like a Pelegrino?
Chris Macauley: Is that beer?
Jody: No, it's bottled mineral water.
Chris Macauley: Oh, yeah. Yeah, sure. Those are really good.
Jody: You're really sweet. I'll get you a juice.
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References Flashdance (1983) See more »

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BELLA NOTTE
Written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke
By Arrangement with Walt Disney Music Company
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one of the unheralded gems of the 1990's
8 May 2001 | by (toronto, canada) – See all my reviews

It usually takes me two viewings of a film to decide whether I think it is a great film. The second that "Men Don't Leave" ended I knew it was a great film. It tells the story of a middle aged woman (Jessica Lange) who moves her two sons to Baltimore following the death of her husband. There she meets a quirky musician (Arliss Howard) and her older son starts dating an equally quirky x-ray technician (Joan Cusack). This film is by turns joyful and heartbreakingly sad and features sure-handed direction by Paul Brickman and a beautiful score by Thomas Newman who also scored "American Beauty". The performances are wonderful, most notably Jessica Lange's and Joan Cusack's. If you're looking for a wonderful family drama with comedic moments then "Men Don't Leave" is for you. One of the best films of the 1990's.


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